Government Partisanship and Suicide

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
  • Michiko Ueda
  • Tetsuya Matsubayashi
Part of the Economy and Social Inclusion book series (ESI)


Since the rise of the welfare state, the government has expanded its influence to many facets of our life. The functions of the government range from the provision of public goods to the redistribution of income, all of which can influence the quality of life. The extent to which government actions affect the life of citizens, however, depends on the ideology of government. Some parties believe in small government and try to minimize the influence of their actions on citizens’ lives. At the opposite side of the ideological spectrum lie parties that support a large government role and active intervention into the lives of its citizens. Thus, for better or worse, government ideology should affect the lives of citizens.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
    • 1
  • Michiko Ueda
    • 2
  • Tetsuya Matsubayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsThe University of TokyoBunkyō, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda UniversityShinjukuJapan
  3. 3.Osaka School of International Public PolicyOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

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